Toddy For Your Body

by | Dec 22, 2020 | Food & Drink, Online Exclusives, Recipes, Topsail Island

Soothe your winter chills with this heavenly, cinnamon-infused cocktail.

I am not much of a brandy drinker, but when I do partake, it is almost certainly in the winter time. There is something about brandy that makes my whole body feel warm and toasty. I enjoy this cocktail best by the fire or with family and friends on a cold evening. The recipe makes six drinks so it is perfect for sharing.

This warming cocktail is a delightful way to start or end your evening. Most often I refer to it as a Toddy for Your Body, but that lends to the assumption that it is some kind of medicine. The classic hot toddy contains a shot of whisky, a teaspoon of honey and a dash of fresh lemon, topped with boiling water … or at least that is how my grandmother always fixed it. Although this version of a hot toddy is more pleasurable than the original, I doubt it has any healing qualities unless you drink a few extra and then you will be feeling no pain.

If you are craving a simple recipe that tastes complex, try this toddy. Just prop your feet up by the fire, sit next to a loved one and be thankful for your health.

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Apple and Brandy Toddy
Soothe your winter chills with this heavenly, cinnamon-infused cocktail.
Course Cocktail
Keyword apple, cocktail, Spirit
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
Course Cocktail
Keyword apple, cocktail, Spirit
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place the cider in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the cinnamon stick and honey and bring to a simmer.
  2. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes to infuse.
  3. Divide the brandy among serving glasses. Top with the cider mixture and serve immediately.
  4. Garnish with chopped apples and extra cinnamon stick.

About the author

Sandi Grigg

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I always dreamed of living on the coast. After earning my degree in Marketing/Branding I moved to Wilmington and the life my spouse and I have created for ourselves is a blessing beyond words. Together, we enjoy kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth. At home, I love to cook and write recipes, play with our dogs, and take on DIY home improvement endeavors. Being a part of the Carolina Marketing Company team has shown me that you really can enjoy your job. I am truly grateful to have a career I love in the city I aspired to be in. Life is grand!
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